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  • adj. Too sanguine; overconfident, too disposed to hopes of success.


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From over- +‎ sanguine.


  • Suppose you are by nature rather oversanguine or overdespondent, and you make no genuine attempt to evolve that nature into poise.

    Applied Psychology for Nurses

  • He is foolishly oversanguine who predicts an easy victory over such a people, intrenched amidst mountains and hills.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • Already American merchants have established themselves at the mouth of the Amoor, and, unless Mr. Collins is oversanguine, a great trade is to spring up between the Californians and their opposite neighbors on the eastern coast of Asia.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • The inventor, the promoter, the salesman, and the oversanguine manager do not always foresee such things.

    Industrial Progress and Human Economics

  • Sometimes, however, he seemed to her oversanguine; though he had worked hard, his success had come too easily, had been too uniform.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Complete

  • I think that those are oversanguine who believe that there will be no falling back.


  • It follows that the policy of the North in raising and organising its armies had at first to be a policy evolved between numerous independent authorities which never met and were held together by a somewhat ignorant public opinion, sometimes much depressed and sometimes, which was worse, oversanguine.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • Alan was not oversanguine, although Fred Skane declared Bandmaster's task was easier than The Duke's.

    The Rider in Khaki A Novel

  • So my search was carried now to Geneva, and it might be possible to come upon my people there, although I was not oversanguine.

    The Passenger from Calais

  • Let us not be oversanguine of a speedy, final triumph.

    Abraham Lincoln; His Life and Its Lessons


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